Culture shock denotes the confusion people experience when they encounter and interact with cultures that are manifestly different from their own and realize that they cannot rely on their assumptions about life. On the other hand, ethnocentrism is the tendency to judge other people’s cultures based on their while; in contrast, cultural relativism denotes viewing and analyzing a culture’s behaviors and customs by its own standards.
The point of distinction between ethnocentrism and cultural relativism arises from the approach employed in evaluating a culture. While culture is perceived from the observer’s view in the former, it is viewed from the culture’s perspective in the latter.
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